Alaska will be getting the new crime lab.  It was a knuckle biter right to the end, but lawmakers finally approved the $75 million to complete the new crime lab.  Most people will never know how much this will impact their lives.  The crime lab is the foundation of our justice system.  The more effecient it runs the quicker law enforcement can apprehend the predators in our society.  Fewer cases will grow cold.  A lot of money will be saved on investigation and prosecution time.

Congratulations to all Alaskans; this is a legacy that we are leaving for our children and grandchildren.  It will protect the innocent and keep the innocent out of jail.  We will be able to stop letting people get away with murder, rape and other heinous crimes.